Does it ever feel like you’re bit by the design bug every few years or, worse, every few months? If you’re like most of us, transforming your entire home every time a new trend pops up isn’t an option.
But luckily, we’re sharing our tips for inexpensive ways to make small changes carry a big impact.
Small Home Improvements that Pack a Punch
Invest in your window treatments.
Windows are often the focal point of a room, so why do we let them go bare or underdesigned? Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color or texture, or make a dramatic statement, there’s no better place to start than with your windows.
If design style isn’t driving your redesign, perhaps a push to become more energy efficient is. Bare windows are far more likely to let the air in your home outside and vice versa, so covering them can help lower your HVAC bills while improving the comfort of your home.
If you’re looking for the most energy efficient options, we suggest:
Spruce up existing treatments.
Do you already have window treatments that you love? There may still be some room for improvement. Take a close look at your coverings, are they broken, damaged, or dusty?
If your treatments are suffering from broken slats, barrels, tilt mechanisms, or lift strings, call on the professionals at Bloomin' Blinds! Because a repair is far less expensive than buying new treatments, this is a cost-effective option that fits almost any budget.
You should also clean your treatments regularly throughout the year.
- Learn how to wash window blinds
- Learn how to clean faux wood blinds
- Learn how to clean cellular shades
Throw up a fresh coat of paint.
When in doubt, a new coat of paint always has the power to transform a room. Even if you choose a color that’s similar to the one already on your walls, a fresh coat will get rid of any scuff marks and make your room feel brighter.
Upgrade your hardware.
Looking to quickly upgrade your kitchen or bathroom? Swapping out dated hardware (we’re looking at you small wooden knobs that match the cabinet) for modern handles and faucets is an inexpensive way to elevate a room.
About the Author: Karen McGuffin, Bloomin’ Blinds
Karen is the original founder of Bloomin’ Blinds. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the window treatment industry and is an expert in window covering sales, installations, and repair. In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling, volunteering at the local food bank, being an active in the chamber of commerce, and “cruising” through her neighborhood in her little blue and white polka-dotted golf cart she calls a buggy.